Bangladesh Air Force’s (BAF) Chinese-made K8-W trainer aircraft crashed into the Bookbhora Oxbow lake in Jessore Sunday night.
Two pilots were killed when the training aircraft they were flying crashed into a water body in Jessore, Dhaka Tribune reported Monday.
The K-8W being flown by Squadron Leader Md Serajul Islam and Squadron Leader Enayet Kabir Polash crashed into a baor, or oxbow lake in Jessore Sadar upazila around 9:20pm, Rezaul Karim Shammee, assistant director of ISPR told the UNB.
ISPR's AD Rezaul said the Chinese-made K-8W had taken off from BAF Base Matiur Rahman on a night training mission. A rescue mission is underway and a high level committee has been formed for an inquiry, he added.
Early last week, Bangladesh signed a government to government contract with China to buy an additional batch of K-8W jet trainers for its Air Force. Bangladesh has nine K-8 trainers in service.
Bangladesh has signed a government to government contract with China to buy an additional batch of K-8W jet trainers for its Air Force. The contract was signed between the Bangladesh Air Force and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC, part of the Chinese state corporation AVIC) on Wednesday
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